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Olympics – South Korea targets two gold medals at Beijing Games: Yonhap – Metro US

Olympics – South Korea targets two gold medals at Beijing Games: Yonhap

A safety lantern carrying the Olympic flame of the Beijing
A safety lantern carrying the Olympic flame of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is displayed inside the Olympic Tower in Beijiing

(Reuters) – South Korea’s Olympic Committee (KSOC) has set a target of two gold medals and a top-15 finish at next year’s Beijing Winter Games, Yonhap news agency reported.

South Korea won five golds when they hosted the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang and their overall tally of 17 medals, including eight silver and four bronze, was their best at a Winter Olympics.

Three of their five gold medals at Pyeongchang came in short track speed skating but they may be without double Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee, who has been handed a two-month suspension, in Beijing.

The women’s curling team, silver medallists in 2018, booked their place at the 2022 Games last weekend.

The Beijing Olympics begin on Feb. 4.

(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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